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Italian Watchdog Investigates Railway Giant

Law360 (September 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Italian antitrust watchdog has kicked off an investigation into whether the country's leading railway company has abused its dominant position and attempted to block out competition to train operators it owns.

The Italian Competition Authority on Saturday announced that it would look into clues suggesting that the country's biggest firm, national rail company Ferrovie dello Stato SpA and its subsidiary Rete Ferroviaria Italiana SpA, which runs Italy's railway infrastructure, had breached antitrust laws to protect Trenitalia.

“In the Authority's opinion, FS and RFI, with a...
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